For anyone that knows me personally, they know how I feel about sliders. I love appetizers, and I love burgers – therefore I’m obsessed with sliders.
My favorite places for sliders are The Pint House, DogHaus and Yard House (because they’re cheap during happy hour and you get three). Well, Hatch has been added to the list. Here’s why:
The Look & Feel: If it’s hipster, chances are I’m going to fan girl over it. Located at Union Market at The District (Tustin), this place is right up my alley. If you haven’t paid a visit to Union Market – you should! Lots of DELICIOUS, trendy food options in there. Hatch is located in the back, look for the sign and go left into a littler corner. The place is small, there’s about 5 booths inside, bar seating and an outside patio. Luckily, I was seated right away. The decor is 1950’s kitchen meets Hawaii. With classic surf songs playing in the back, it really is a treat. Such a pleasant atmosphere!
The Drinks: Who doesn’t love a good tiki drink? I would definitely take advantage of their 13 option cocktail menu instead of having a beer or something. I had a Donn’s Dream: Rum based, with other alcohols mixed together to create amazing-ness. Fruity, not too sweet, lime-y and strong. SO GOOD.
The Food: The deal here is you can choose 2 sliders and get 1/2 a side and a special sauce of your choosing for $14. They also offer Loco Moco for $10. You choose a slider from the following categories: Moo, Oink, Flap, Swim & Sprout. I went for The Hatch – beef patty, fried onions, hatch sauce, and cheddar. A classic approach, but outstanding! My second choice was the Fried Soft Shell Crab – fried crab, tomato, greens and togarashi aioli. This slider had so many textures and flavors within each bite. It’s definitely a must try! So crispy!
I was able to sneak a bite of a few others: Skirt Steak, Tonkatsu, Duck and Fried Oyster. Gotta eat ’em all – go with friends! Their fries are pretty good. I’m not a fan of shoestring fries, but they were crispy which I can appreciate. Oh and the sauces are a great addition, their Sriracha ketchup is a must!
If you happen to give this place a try, invite me.